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LINUM’s curtain guide: part 2.

What length of curtains should I buy? How do I adjust them to my window? What are pin hooks and how do I attach them for perfect pleats? You may have all kinds of questions when you come to buy these popular soft furnishings. But help is at hand! Benefit from our long-standing experience and expertise in curtaining products. In the second part of our curtain guide we deal with hanging and placing.


There are two classic options for hanging curtains: curtain rail or curtain rod. If you want the hanging fixture to be prominent and part of your drapery style, go for a curtain rod. Alternatively, if you want a more discreet fixture, or multilayer curtaining, choose a curtain rail. Try, for example, hanging our sheer INTERMEZZO curtain nearest the window pane, and then hang our more intense PAOLO velvet curtain on the outer rail. This layered style provides both depth and versatility.

The position of the curtain rod/curtain rail relative to the window influences the impression of the spaciousness of your interior.

A standard height is a few centimetres above the window casing.


If you hang the curtains higher up, closer to the ceiling, you can make your ceiling seem higher.


Take care not to install the rail/rod edge-to-edge with the window frame, as this will make your ceiling appear lower.



Open up the window area, let in the maximum amount of light and create the illusion of a wider window by moving the curtains slightly out to the sides or even well beyond the window.


Letting the curtains cover the window makes the window seem smaller.



A rule of thumb is that you need 2 metres of fabric to cover a 1 metre surface on account of the pleats. In other words, the width of the fabric needs to be twice that of the window and wall space you want to cover.

Read the first part of our curtain guide here.
Read the third part of our curtain guide here.